Authorities: Body of man found in St. Joseph River

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CONSTANTINE TOWNSHIP, Mich. Authorities say the body of a 66-year-old man who disappeared after his fishing boat capsized in the St. Joseph River in southwestern Michigan has been found.

WLKM-FM and the Kalamazoo Gazette report an area resident found Tommy McDonald's body around 6 p.m. Monday.

The St. Joseph County sheriff's department says the man was fishing with his son early Sunday when he stood up and caused the boat to overturn. The department says both men fell into the water and the son was unable to save his father in the fast current.

Dive teams searched Sunday in Constantine Township but had to stop because of poor visibility. Authorities say McDonald's body was found roughly two miles from where he fell into the water.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 268111652 - wndu.com/a?a=268111652